“On the other hand, it is in a really good school district.”

English Lesson: On the other hand, it is in a really good school district.

You and your husband are looking for a house to buy. You just saw a house that's for sale and you're discussing it. Your husband complained that it was a little small, but you point out something good about the house.

On the other hand, it is in a really good school district.

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on the other hand

Use "on the other hand" when giving an opinion that's different from one that was just said. You can contradict another person's opinion, or you can contradict your own.

A: Flying there is going to cost a lot.

B: Yeah, but on the other hand, we can stay with my sister so we won't have to pay for a hotel.

I don't know what to do. On one hand, I've always wanted to be a writer. On the other hand, I have a great job now and it would be a shame to give that up.

When you use "on the other hand" in speech or writing, it makes you seem careful, intelligent, and thoughtful. It's not really the best choice when you want to disagree with someone angrily.


"Really" means "very" but is better for casual conversation. "Very" is correct in written English, but can sound a little formal and old-fashioned in spoken conversation.

I thought it was a really original take on the story.

Also, "very" can only be used to modify an adjective

It's very small.

I'm very tired.

"Really" can be used for adjectives as well as verbs:

It's really small.

I'm really tired.

I really wanted to go

Do you really think so?

a good school district

In many places, children are assigned to a public school based on where they live. A "school district" is an area in which all of the children are assigned to a set of public schools.

One of the factors that you have to consider when buying a house is which school district it's in.

Most cities have several school districts, some with good schools and others with schools that aren't as good. Because of this, families sometimes decide where to live based on the school district.